Patent Model of a Bookbinders' Finishing Roll

Patent Model of a Bookbinders' Finishing Roll

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Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a bookbinding roll which was granted patent number 156678. The patent details a bookbinding roll, on which the design was cast on a strip "secured to the roller after the fashion of a tire to a wheel." The strip was usually of bronze, and was bent to fit around the wheel. A projection on the back of the strip fit into a groove in the wheel.
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Object Name
Manufacture, bookbinders finishing rolls
patent model
manufacture, bookbinders finishing rolls
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1874
patent date
Skelton, Daniel J.
Feely, Michael
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 23.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 10.5 cm; 9 1/4 in x in x 4 1/8 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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